Lincoln to light up a life for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

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A celebration of life will take place tomorrow in the Cathedral Square for St Barnabas Hospice.

On Tuesday, November 22, at 6pm, Lincoln residents will have the opportunity to light up a life in memory of loved ones who are no longer with us.

There will be a ceremony at Our Lady of Lincoln Church followed by a torchlight procession from Clayton’s Sports Ground, Lee Road.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Staff from the Tower hotel will be providing warming mulled wine and soup which they will be serving after the Light up a Life ceremony in the Cathedral Square.

Owner Philippa Creasey said she felt privileged to be supporting the annual event, which last year raised over £37,295 to help care for people living with a terminal illness across Lincolnshire.

She said:

“It is such a beautiful and powerful evening and myself and my staff have loved being involved with the event for the last five years.”

Now in its 16th year, Light up a Life is an important fundraiser for the hospice.

The event will feature touching readings, music and a time for quiet reflection, where candles will also be lit in remembrance.

Remembering loved ones

Jason Wilkinson has always supported the hospice, but it has become particularly poignant since the death of his mum to cancer in 2014. Pictured is the family (Jason third from the lefthand Lesley third from the right).

Jason Wilkinson has always supported the hospice, but it has become particularly poignant since the death of his mum to cancer in 2014. Pictured is the family (Jason third from the lefthand Lesley third from the right).

One Lincoln family joining in paying tribute to a lost loved one will be the Wilkinson family.

Jason Wilkinson has always supported the hospice, but it has become particularly poignant since the death of his mum Lesley to cancer in 2014.

Jason, 40, from Lincoln, said: “We were devastated to hear that mum’s cancer was terminal especially when she was given just two years to live.

“The hospice allowed mum the opportunity to make friends and meet people who were in a similar situation to her own.”

Since the death of his mother, Jason and his family have also received care and support from St Barnabas Hospice.